Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Cómo se dice ‘scam’?

Spanish-speaking con man threatens to cut PECO electric service if he isn’t paid.




'Treasury Hunt' yields cash for local residents

— As some residents in the 169th district are finding out, it pays to check your mail and be well-read.




Blast off!

— Father Judge students recently ignited their own version of rocket science on the school's soccer field.


$1.4 million settlement in Valley Club Swim case

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Valley Club, a Huntingdon Valley swim club whose members allegedly discriminated against minority children from an Oxford Circle day camp in June 2009.


Seeking the best and worst vacant lots in the city

The city has a lot of lots - vacant ones, that is. The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land wants to find the best and worst of them, and help fix up the worst.